I shook the mixture through a sieve; as I rinsed off the last of the bran, the worms clung to the side like sailors on a capsized ship.
For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
It consists of two horny plates attached to the roof of the mouth. Each plate (as long as 3.6 m, in the right whale) is composed of parallel slats with fringes that mat together to form a sieve.
He searched his memory for all he was worth, but it was like trying to hold water in a sieve.
His breath is like an overflowing torrent, Which reaches to the neck, To shake the nations back and forth in a sieve, And to put in the jaws of the peoples the bridle which leads to ruin.
I can never remember names because I've got a head like a sieve.
I wouldn't depend on John. He's got a memory like a sieve.
To a frog in a well heaven is only a sieve in size.
The workman riddled the cinders (through a sieve) to get out the larger pieces.
The student has a memory [ head ] like a sieve.